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Based On a T.R.U. Story (Deluxe Version)

2 Chainz

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This “Duffle Bag Boy” made a splash with Playaz Circle in the '00s, but he’s been “ridin’ around and gettin’ it” ever since going solo as 2 Chainz. Leading up to the release of his studio debut, Based on a T.R.U. Story, the Atlanta representative appeared on hot tracks with Kanye West (“Mercy”) and Nicki Minaj (“Beez in the Trap”). The household names return the favor by appearing on 2 Chainz’s full-length. Backed by dramatic beats draped with sinister-sounding synths, the former college athlete asserts that he’s a baller in more ways than one—whether it was as a young hustler (“Crack,” “Dope Peddler”) or as a current celebrity and ladies’ man, who sounds like he’s channeling Jay-Z on “Money Machine.” The raunchy rapper links with R&B singers to steam things up on “Extremely Blessed” (featuring The-Dream) and “In Town" (featuring Mike Posner); plus, he reconnects with his Playaz Circle partner, Dolla Boy, for “Stop My Now," which evokes old-school soul. A-list cameos (including appearances by Chris Brown and John Legend) help make this one of our favorites, but the clincher is the triumphant, horn-peppered “I Feel Good.”

Customer Reviews

it makes me sad

if tupac heard this he would cry

Bad

This album makes u realize 2 chainz has no rapping skills

Yuck is right

This is y rap is dying

Biography

Born: September 12, 1977 in College Park, GA

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '10s

Known as Tity Boi in the Atlanta-based Playaz Circle, 2 Chainz launched a successful solo career around 2010 and issued hits like "No Lie" and "Where U Been" while becoming the go-to artist for guest verses. Born and raised in College Park, Georgia, 2 Chainz first went solo in 2007 with the mixtape Me Against the World. The 2Pac references continued with his 2009 mixtapes Trap-A-Velli and All Ice on Me, but 2010's Me Against the World 2: Codeine Withdrawal hit his style on the nose with the last...
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